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Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, says report

Getty Google will likely halt its censored search project for China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday. Members of the Dragonfly team are said to have been using large data sets pulled from the Beijing-based website 265.com, which Google owns, to help build the censored search product. When Google’s privacy team found […]

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No more wild goose chase: ‘Duck.com’ now leads to DuckDuckGo instead of Google

DDG Press Photo/DuckDuckGo Current and prospective users of DuckDuckGo now have another way to access the famous non-tracking search engine. It was confirmed on Monday, December 10, to NamePros that DuckDuckGo had acquired a new, shorter domain name for its search engine’s main page: duck.com. Duck.com now redirects users to DuckDuckGo.com. According to the statement […]

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Google to vet political advertisers for European Parliament elections

Google has announced a raft of initiatives designed to “support the democratic process” during the European Parliament elections next May. The announcement comes as technology companies face mounting pressure to tackle attempts to subvert elections through the spread of misinformation. Arguably the most notable facet of Google’s latest efforts is that it will now require every ad […]

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Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down

Supported by Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down By Daisuke Wakabayashi Nov. 16, 2018 ImageDiane Greene, a co-founder and former chief executive of VMware, was hired in 2015 to expand Google’s cloud computing business.CreditCreditDamien Maloney for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Diane Greene, whose pursuit of Pentagon contracts for artificial […]